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Infographic: Tips for Drivers
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Today as I nearly got clipped trying to cross the street at a clearly marked intersection I wondered if the IL crosswalk law was included in drivers ed. I grew up in CT and remember learning that law…Continue

Tags: crashes, pedestrians, bicycling, safety, drivers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Keating Jul 8, 2016.

Introducing my new Papillionaire!
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As promised, here is a photo and a video(!) of my new bike soul mate, a Papillionaire Sommer.  Her name is Prudence, Pru for…Continue

Tags: Papillionaire, Bikes, Cosmic, Bike, New

Started this discussion. Last reply by April Jul 7, 2016.

Trek Belleville WSD Mixte - SOLD
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I am selling my beloved Trek Belleville WSD. 50 cm. solid hi-tensile steel mixte frameNexus 3-speed internal hub. Hybrid style commuter/city bike based on a classic French porteur bike. The wheels…Continue

Tags: Bellville, Trek

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jaik S. Aug 16, 2017.

Accident story to convince my nephew to wear helmet
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I'm hoping your accident stories might convince my teen nephew to wear a helmet. I am not looking to start a helmet debate. I understand that wearing a helmet is a personal decision. I want him to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Annemarie Spitz Jun 25, 2015.


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What I ride:
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Friends, the Chicago cycling scene, Julie, women who bike, nirvana on two wheels...
About me:
What I ride: I ride a Trek Belleville WSD. She is my bike soul-mate and I named her Michelle. About me: AprilWriter has become April "Rider". I am a fiction writer and blogger. I started riding to be green but got hooked! I feel like I've joined a revolution! See you on the road! (Cause the Revolution will not be motorized...)
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.aprilgalarza.com; www.ecocanary.com

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At 10:57pm on April 1, 2013, Shelley Scott said…

Hey April! I've been busy for the past several weeks, but was wondering if yoga is still going at Stone Soup on Wednesdays? Didn't see it on the calendar last week when I checked and just curious if it's still going.

Hope you're doing great!


At 11:21am on January 9, 2013, Zömbie 8.0 said…

Turns out I'm not going to make it tonight. Thanks again for organizing, and enjoy!

At 8:39am on October 12, 2011, Matheis said…
Hey thanks for the add! Sorry haven't logged on for a while
At 5:53am on September 26, 2011, S.Presley☠ said…
At 5:06am on August 24, 2011, Amy Jo Fuller said…
I had forgotten about Chainlink yoga, so THANK YOU!
At 2:43am on May 5, 2011, Gin said…
Ooh--thanks for the tip. I might go for it. (Mother's day gift to myself??)
At 4:52am on March 5, 2011, Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) said…
Hey lady! Good to see ya here in virtual land!
At 5:03am on June 18, 2010, Scott Hawley said…
Great profile pic!

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